Statesman Media: Music to the bottom line 2/26/19

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Statesman Media (Studio Sessions) was a finalist for the Mega-Innovation Award presented Tuesday afternoon at the Key Executives Mega-Conference.

Top honors went to GateHouse LIVE. The Buffalo News also was a finalist.

Austin, Texas, calls itself the "Live Music Capital of the World," and Statesman Media capitalizes on music to make money with Austin360 Studio Sessions.

Studio Sessions is a live-stream half-hour music show produced in the Statesman Media studio used by both the American-Statesman newsroom and the company's advertising and production agency. It mainly showcases local music but also features up-and-coming regional bands, bands passing through town and the occasional national act.

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New Media Investment Group to acquire Austin American-Statesman 3/6/18

New Media Investment Group Inc., one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the United States as measured by number of publications, announced today that it has agreed to acquire the Austin American-Statesman and its niche publications and companion websites from Cox Media Group, LLC for $47.5 million.

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Cox Media Group announces plans to sell newspapers in Austin and Palm Beach 10/31/17

Cox Media Group has announced its plans to sell its Austin American-Statesman and related Texas community newspapers and the Palm Beach newspapers, including The Palm Beach Post and Palm Beach Daily News.

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Who won? The personalization email newsletter study results are in 3/21/17


By Tracy Clark, founder of the technology platform Reportory and a 2015-2016 RJI Fellow

Over the past year, an RJI fellow partnered with the Austin American-Statesman to compare e-newsletter content chosen by the readers to e-newsletter content selected by an editor. See what the paper learned. Does increased personalization of news content result in more satisfied customers?

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Keeping things in perspective 1/3/17

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

One of the benefits of the NEX GEN program for Bobby Youngs was learning more about the basics of newspaper publishing and how other newspapers operate. He said his mentor, Steve Dorsey, vice present/innovation and planning at the Austin American-Statesman, "exposed me to other aspects of the industry that I don't know if I would have gotten so quickly."

Read about his NEX GEN experience.

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Austin American-Statesman renovates e-mail marketing with geographic targeting 8/11/15

When the City of Austin changed the geographic boundaries of its elected officials, the Austin American-Statesman created an e-mail campaign based on those boundaries, increasing open rates by up to 10 percent. Read more from INMA.

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Austin American-Statesman enters agreement with Hearst Newspapers 5/4/15

Cox Media Group's Austin (Texas) American-Statesman has entered into an agreement with Hearst Newspapers to move Statesman Media's printing and packaging operations from Austin to facilities in San Antonio and Houston. The transition will happen over several months starting at the end of June.

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